Friday, May 4, 2012

Married Life

I guess you could say I am tooting my own horn. My story, The Odd Couple made it into this book.

"Sometimes no matter how unintentionally you toss groceries onto a shelf, the two ingredients that work well together end up side by side, like a package of spaghetti and jar of Ragu. Bill is methodical and likes all of his canned goods and every other aspect of his life to be in order. My pantry was like my life: groceries tossed haphazardly on a shelf, corn curls unravelling in cellophane bags, and way more chocolate products than healthy foods. "

I was afraid to allow him into my pantry after observing his. We each still have our own way of putting groceries away, but no matter how we stack it, our love has held up for twenty-three years.

This book will be available on May 29th



Traveller's Tales is seeking submissions and they pay $100 for accepted stories. Sorry, I can't get my link to work.

14 comments:

Janet Smart said...

Sometimes I think my husband and I are an odd couple, too. He always says I put the cans in the pantry turned around backward on purpose. I put the cans in the pantry period. I never take notice if the front or back of the label is showing, unlike some people I know :o)

Bookie said...

My accounting son...his pantry of canned goods are so orderly and lined up straight they look alphabetized!!! Mine was orderly but not like this.

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

Linda, that's awesome. I did a bit of tooting the old horn myself, but the glory always goes to the Lord. We're just His vessels, aren't we? I was honored to be included in this book, as well, and look forward to reading your story. Sounds like a good one for sure.

Thisisme. said...

Congratulations Linda, on your story being included in the book.Lovely story about the cans. I'm afraid I just stuff them in the cupboard in no order whatsoever, so your hubby wouldn't be very pleased with me. Reminds me of a scary film I saw many, many years ago, with Julia Roberts, when she lived with this man who hung the towels just so, and when she opened the cupboard door, all the tins were like little soldiers. My daughter was a teenager at the time, and I rushed out to the kitchen and did the same with our tins, which she found when she opened the cupboard roor! Hee Hee!

Debra Mayhew said...

Just think how boring it would be if you were both exactly the same! Congratulations on your acceptance of what sounds like a wonderful story. You have a special way of describing your relationship with Bill that I always find so touching. I look forward to reading it.

Sioux said...

I see Debra described Bill as "special." He is so speccccial. One of these days, I'm going to get back at him for the soda-on-the-chair-sopped-up-by-my-butt incident.

Thanks for sharing the link, and thanks for sharing your story about the two of you. It IS a lovely story.

Val said...

I imagine that when you get back change, you stuff your crumpled currency all willy-nilly into a beaded change purse, while Bill makes sure his are facing the same way, and arranged in order of value, the twenties in back, followed by tens, fives, and ones.

Susan said...

GREAT NEWS, Linda! Wow! Dayle has a story in that particular Chicken Soup book, too! Now I know TWO "famous" writers! Thanks so much for sharing. Congratulations! Susan

Lynn said...

Really nice story (since you read it to us the other night) and congratulations again! Whoo=hoo.

JENNIFER BROWN BANKS said...

U GO GIRL! CONGRATS!

Tammy said...

Congratulations again on a great story about a great couple! You two sound like perfect complements!

Crack You Whip said...

Congrats! Your story sounds nice and I dream of that one day...

Karen Lange said...

Congratulations Linda! Excited for you! :)

K9friend said...

Excellent news. Congrats!

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